For people in treatment for alcohol use disorder, a relapse can be demoralizing, says Dr. Carlo DiClemente, who wants to dispense with the term “relapse” or at least think differently about how it’s characterized. In many cases, he said, a relapse is a useful, sometimes necessary, event toward sustained change.
Mass incarceration in the United States constitutes a public health epidemic, says author and researcher Dr. Carolyn Sufrin. She spoke at an ORWH webinar on reproductive health care for incarcerated women.
American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) make up only about 1 percent of participants in NIH clinical research studies, according to an analysis completed by NINDS’s Deionna Vigil.
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New approach against cystic fibrosis. In people with cystic fibrosis, a protein that releases a key infection-fighting agent (red spheres) is missing or defective (brown ribbon). Amphotericin (white structure) can form channels to release bicarbonate, restoring the antibiotic properties of the airway surface liquid, which plays a key role in maintaining lung health.
Photo: Rebecca Schultz, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, NIH Support from NHLBI